4th of July Week Holiday Closing - 06/28/2018
The American Purchasing Society will be closed the week of July 2 to July 6, 2018 for summer break. We will be back in the office by 8:00 a.m. central time on Monday, July 9th....
Certification Updates - 11/13/2017
Beginning January 1st, 2018, all CPPs, CPPMs, CGPPs, and CPPCs, who are not members of the American Purchasing Society or have allowed their membership to lapse will be required to update their certification(s) every two years. Members will still on...
Criticize With Tact and Diplomacy - 08/23/2018
It is easy to find fault in others. Most of us can criticize the way other departments are run or the way other employees behave. But be very careful how you do so unless you enjoy making enemies. Even helpful suggestions can be misinterpreted and ca...
Supervise Buyer-Owned, Supplier-Held Inventory - 06/01/2018
Suppliers will often hold inventory that either the seller believes will be purchased by a particular buyer, or has already been purchased. This has a number of advantages for the buying organization providing the terms of the arrangement have been n...
Excellent Supplier Award 2012
The winners of the American Purchasing Societyís 2012 Excellent Supplier Awards are W. W. Grainger and Martin Brother, Inc.. Grainger is a seven billion dollar national distribution company of MRO products with 20,000 employees. Its corporate offices are in Lakeforest, Illinois. Martin Brothers, Inc. is a regional foodservice distributing company with its operation center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Nearly all of the American Purchasing Society members who responded to the Society's survey indicated good pricing, and excellent quality and service from these suppliers.
Excellent Supplier Award 2009
The winners of the American Purchasing Societyís 2009 Excellent Supplier Awards are Source International, Inc. and CGI Automated Manufacturing, Inc.. CGI is a producer of sheet metal fabrication, prototyping, and assembly services. CGI was nominated for the award by Tricia Kerns, Material Manager for Focal Point, LLC. Source International acts as a buyer's agent in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao, and Thailand. The company was nominated by Michael Bunge, CPP, CPPM, Corporate Supply Chain Manager for Libbey, Inc.